Cuomo Continues To Focus on NY COVID Hot Spots As New Contact Tracing App Launches

Oct 2, 2020

File Photo: NY Gov Andrew Cuomo delivers daily breifing.

 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is threatening to take action against local governments not enforcing coronavirus rules.   

Governor Cuomo has repeatedly demanded local governments hand out fines for coronavirus related violations and now he says the governments themselves face a 10 thousand dollar fine if they don’t step up enforcement.

“The gathering law, the business operation law, the mask compliance law. Enforce the laws because the numbers are still going up.”

There are 20 hot spots, mainly in the mid-Hudson and New York City regions where the coronavirus infection rate averages 6.4 percent, way above the state average.  

“The hot spots are a significant problem.”

 

There’s now a coronavirus contact tracing phone app available. The free app is called COVID Alert NY and it’s available in New York and New Jersey.

“If you are traveling in the metropolitan area, it will tell you if you are in contact with a person.”

Governor Cuomo says it uses blue tooth technology by sensing another nearby cellphone to alert you if you have been within six feet of a person who has tested positive for coronavirus.

“Doesn’t give names, doesn’t give any privacy information. It’s voluntary. You have to download the app.”